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Help! Baby Call duck can't stand up!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by [email protected]@2four, May 2, 2008.

  1. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    hello...I had two call ducks hatch last night and one just seems distressed. He goes to walk, but just falls over. I have him on a towel in the brooder, so he has something to grab onto, but he keeps flipping over and gets stuck. The other one is doing just fine--little wobbily, but staying upright. This one also had issues with his umbulical(sp?) cord un-attaching. He drug his egg all over the bator for awhile till it finally cam off. And it looks almost like he has a bit of an "outty" belly button? If that makes sense. Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated!
    God bless,
    Tracey
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2008
  2. Are his legs to far out from each other. I had that happen once and had to take a makeup sponge, or a piece of yarn a hobble the legs together.

    http://www.peafowl.org/ARTICLES/1/

    That website shows you what to do for spraddle legs.
     
  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    USA
    He died! [​IMG] But thank you anyhow!
    God bless,
    Tracey
     
  4. Im sorry that he died. Maybe he has something internally wrong with him. [​IMG]
     

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